How Do I Decide Whether or Not to Use Medication for My Child with Autism? Should I Try Behavior Therapy First?

  title={How Do I Decide Whether or Not to Use Medication for My Child with Autism? Should I Try Behavior Therapy First?},
  author={Lawrence Scahill},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • L. Scahill
  • Published 8 May 2008
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Topics from this paper

  • F. Volkmar
  • Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • 2021
  • F. Volkmar
  • Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • 2020
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Clinical Considerations
Abstract Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a group of neurodevelopmental disabilities, which typically first appear in childhood and are characterized by significant difficulties in social,Expand
Behavioral Disorders in Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a term used to describe a broad class of neurodevelopmental disorders associated with impairments in communication, reciprocal social interactions, and patterns ofExpand
Adsorptive Stripping Differential Pulse Voltammetric Determination of Risperidone with a Multi‐Walled Carbon Nanotube‐Ionic Liquid Paste Modified Glassy Carbon Electrode
A new composite electrode has been fabricated based on coating multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and n-octylpyridinum hexafluorophosphate (OPPF6) ionic liquid composite on a glassy carbon (GC)Expand
Home Sweet Home? Families’ Experiences With Aggression in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Although not inherent to the diagnosis, many individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) display aggressive behavior. This study examined the experiences of families living with individuals withExpand
Off-label use of atypical antipsychotics: an update
This review was an update of a previous report (see Other Publications of Related Interest) and only papers published in English were considered for inclusion. Expand
Simultaneous analysis and Validation of Risperidone and Drospirenone drugs in Pharmaceutical dosage form
A simple, sensitive and accurate reversed phase high performance liquid chromatographic method for analysis of Risperidone and Drospirenone drugs. Reversed phase chromatographic separation of twoExpand


Risperidone, haloperidol, and placebo in the treatment of aggressive challenging behaviour in patients with intellectual disability: a randomised controlled trial
Antipsychotic drugs should no longer be regarded as an acceptable routine treatment for aggressive challenging behaviour in people with intellectual disability. Expand
Risperidone treatment of autistic disorder: longer-term benefits and blinded discontinuation after 6 months.
Risperidone showed persistent efficacy and good tolerability for intermediate-length treatment of children with autism characterized by tantrums, aggression, and/or self-injurious behavior. Expand
Risperidone in children with autism and serious behavioral problems.
Risperidone was effective and well tolerated for the treatment of tantrums, aggression, or self-injurious behavior in children with autistic disorder and the benefit was maintained at six months. Expand
Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) Autism Network. Background and rationale for an initial controlled study of risperidone.
The background and rationale for the choice of risperidone as the first drug to be studied by the RUPP Autism Network is reviewed, and indirect clinical and preclinical evidence supports the use of ris peridone to treat impaired social behavior, interfering repetitive phenomena, and aggression. Expand